Taras Shevchenko. Suvorov with Musabey.
[1841, late – 1842, the beginning. St. Petersburg].
Reproduced by polytypage. 8,4 × 9,4 cm
Reproduced on page 104 of the book "History of Suvorov".
Right below the Shevchenko's signature T.SH. and signatures of engravers Andrew, Best and Leloire: ANDREW BEST LELOIR.
Shevchenko's drawing, which produced prints, dating approximately from the end of 1841 – beginning 1842.
Illustration to text on page 103 of book. Among the honored guests at the ceremony on the occasion of concluding peace with the Tatars was a hundred-years, but still cheerful sultan Musabey. In the race he had not yielded the strongest riders, even decided to marry. Suvorov gave him bought captive – cherkes girl.
At December 14, 1842 was announced in the press that the first issue of "History of Suvorov" sent to subscribers [Northern Bee. – 1842. – 14 December], where the artwork was reproduces for the first time.
Mentioned called "Suvorov leads to Musabey cherkes maid" [Shyrotsky K. Shevchenko as an illustrator // Shevchenko's collection. – St. Petersburg, 1914. – Vol. 1. – P. 101].
V.A. Sudak, L.D. Zinchuk
After publication: T.H. Shevchenko Complete Works in 12 volumes. – K.: Naukova Dumka, 2003, v. 7, p. 126 – 127 (image), p. 402 (note).